Lexicon

ab initio

Pronunciation:/ˌab ɪˈnɪʃɪəʊ/

Meaning: from the beginning

Animal

Meaning: a living creature other than a human being

Usage: Section 47 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860

Development

Pronunciation: /dɪˈveləpmənt/

Meaning: The act or process of developing or growing or causing to develop; The process of being developed.

 

Environment

Meaning: The circumstances, objects, conditions etc, by which one is surrounded; a surrounding

Usages:

  1. Article 21 of the Constitution of India
  2. Article 48A of the Constitution of India
  3. Article 51A of the Constitution of India
  4. Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

Epidemic

Meaning: a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time

Usage:

  1. Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
  2. Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Force Majeure

Pronunciation: 

Meaning: an unforceeable and unavoidable circumstance which is not under the control of a party to that contract. It includes both act og God and act of Humans

Vis Major

Pronunciation: vis mey-jer

Meaning: An overwhelming, unanticipated, and unpreventable event, usually caused by a natural force, the occurrence of which may exempt a party from performing the obligations of a contract.